When trips to the farmer's market are inconvenient, people start considering produce subscriptions. When bags of vegetables sit in the fridge uneaten or when time is tight, it's time to consider Salad Envy.
Salad Envy was born out of a desire to make it easier for people to eat better. Nutritionist Deanna Moncrief combined her background in corporate wellness, healthcare, and her interest in tech to design a company where customers could conveniently order healthy food online, benefitting not only themselves but their employers as well.
Many working adults spend most of their waking hours away from a kitchen and are not able to prep vegetables. For those who bring meals to work from home, preparing delicious salads can get monotonous. What's more, to get the recommended 9 to 11 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, it's imperative to start at lunchtime.
Salad Envy makes it easy to eat healthy, delicious, locally-grown produce one, two, or three days per week. And here's the best part: delivery is free.
Deanna Moncrief has been a nutritionist since earning a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics from the Chicago Medical School in 1999. In 2005 she passed the rigorous Certified Nutrition Specialist exam, earning her CNS designation.
Deanna helped double wellness program participation at the Queen's Medical Center as its Wellness Program Coordinator, and founded Benchmark Wellness, a corporate wellness consultancy that helps employers control costs by designing effective programs to improve employee health.
In 2015, Deanna and her crew recognized the need for healthy food for seniors at home. Often, seniors have medical conditions requiring dietary modifications that can be daunting for family members or in-home caregivers to figure out. Salad Envy's sister company, The Happy Bento, was started to address these needs in addition to the basic nutrition needs of older adults.